Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2009.09.001
Title: Focus on opportunities as a mediator of the relationships between age, job complexity, and work performance
Authors: Zacher, H.
Heusner, S.
Schmitz, M.
Zwierzanska, M.M.
Frese, M. 
Keywords: Age
Focus on opportunities
Job complexity
Moderated mediation
Work performance
Issue Date: 2010
Source: Zacher, H., Heusner, S., Schmitz, M., Zwierzanska, M.M., Frese, M. (2010). Focus on opportunities as a mediator of the relationships between age, job complexity, and work performance. Journal of Vocational Behavior 76 (3) : 374-386. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2009.09.001
Abstract: Focus on opportunities is a cognitive-motivational facet of occupational future time perspective that describes how many new goals, options, and possibilities individuals expect to have in their personal work-related futures. This study examined focus on opportunities as a mediator of the relationships between age and work performance and between job complexity and work performance. In addition, it was expected that job complexity buffers the negative relationship between age and focus on opportunities and weakens the negative indirect effect of age on work performance. Results of mediation, moderation, and moderated mediation analyses with data collected from 168 employees in 41 organizations (mean age = 40.22 years, SD = 10.43, range = 19-64 years) as well as 168 peers providing work performance ratings supported the assumptions. The findings suggest that future studies on the role of age for work design and performance should take employees' focus on opportunities into account. © 2009 Elsevier Inc.
Source Title: Journal of Vocational Behavior
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/44601
ISSN: 00018791
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2009.09.001
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